Date: 13th August,2008
A college bus comes to a halt on the national highway no.5.The reason-road blockade ahead by a political party on Amarnath land row.In apprehension of a goof up,the driver diverts the bus to a narrower path.He expected traffic to be quite less there.But phish!There was a serpentine queue of vehicles for nearly 2 kms...."Oh shit!!!!!",exclaimed all the 8 students on the bus.It was only 30 minutes to reach the exam hall and they were quite far away.Miss X had Analog Electronics paper at 10:15 am followed by Data Structure paper at 3:30 pm.She took all caution to follow her friends-crossing all boulders,uneven surfaces for about 200 metres.Then came the climax.As she was trying to negotiate with a steep path on foot,there was a noise "kadakada" from her knees.She realized that her favourite pair of sandals had given way.Worse still,she felt pain and couldn't walk!!!!! With great courage,she took a step forward..She tried to call a friend frantically by waving her hands.Miss X could no longer maintain a balance.An unknown girl and her friend made her sit on a chair,belonging to a makeshift "rakhi" stall.Our dear Miss X summoned an autorickshaw and directed him to the college.The roads were worst due to rains.She picked up two more of her friends from the way.All the while Miss X thought-"Hey,all will be right.Only appear the exam and then,I'll call home."The auto reached the college patio and she tried to get off.Again she lost her balance.She was picked by some girls-some known,some unknown saw her and most of them proved to be helpful.Her bag and sandals were picked up by one(Yes!she was wearing her shoes till then,in fact she meant to repair them as early as possible).
With two people carrying her on both sides,she managed to climb two fleets of stairs,her left leg having spasms from the pain.Steadily she reached the exam hall,few classmates asked what happened.She tried to reply.Meanwhile, the exam bell rung and she wrote her paper.After it was over,she called home.Her dad came in sometime and took her home. At once,the duo set off for the nearest hospital.Miss X had to be taken to the doctor on a wheel chair(It was her first brush with it!).The X ray report and diagnosis indicated a sprain in the knee.Again,she was relaxed a bit.Now she had an exam to appear...After a quick lunch and a dose of painkillers,she went off to the college with her parents.On request,she was allotted a room on the ground floor and wrote the exam.Several cancellations made her exam sheet look like a rough notebook.Anyhow an hour passed and she went out,her parents supporting her on both sides. Some teachers made enquiries regarding her condition and the "daddy dearest" replied to all of them.They returned home and she was put on the bed.She had her last paper the next day and tried to read for it.Night came and she went off to sleep.
Now our Miss X is recuperating.She's none other than the author of this blog and is using a "mishap" to get maximum love and care at home.
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